30 Aug RECIPE: Brain Boost
Vitamins A, C, D3, and E can help support your kids’ immune systems, to help resist the sniffles and coughs going around, and keep them in class. These nutrients are critical for developing teeth and gums and aiding the healing of small bruises and wounds. For “digital natives” raised around screens, these vitamins also offer important protection to their eyes, now and in the future.
B vitamins and magnesium help nourish their brain and nervous system, so your kids will be ready to soak up the new concepts they encounter at school and feel good doing it. One study showed using vitamin B6 and magnesium helped overreactive, easily distracted kids calm down, pay attention and focus. These nutrients promote a positive mood—making learning (and parenting) easier—and support proper metabolism and nutrient absorption. Children who play sports or show signs of stress are most likely to be low in magnesium.
Bones are made of calcium, and it’s critical that kids’ bones gain enough density during their growing years. Childhood is the best time to build healthy bones for life; studies show that kids who get more calcium have stronger bones. Unfortunately, many Canadian kids don’t get enough. Don’t let your kid fall “short” on this important mineral! Getting some magnesium at the same time helps activate vitamin D which supports calcium absorption and parathyroid function, which supports proper bone growth and development. Getting magnesium and calcium is especially important for active kids because these electrolyte minerals support healthy muscle function and help them get restorative sleep.
Kindervital has been providing nutrients without artificial colourings or preservatives to kids all over the world for more than 40 years. It comes bottled in glass, in a 250 mL size that suits smaller families and younger children, and a 500 mL bottle for families with more or older kids.
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#InsiderTip: have the kids try Kindervital at the demo table on Aug 8